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William Howard Taft
This week in history, William Howard Taft was born. Taft served as our 27th president and was a man of many hats. Test your knowledge and learn some more about him below.
1. William Howard Taft, born on September 15, 1857, is one of six presidents to hail from which state?
   New York
   Massachusetts
   Virginia
   Ohio
   Texas
2. Taft held many public office positions including governor of where?
   Philippines
   Ohio
   Cuba
   New York
   Panama
3. Taft and his father served in what position under presidents Roosevelt and Grant, respectively?
   Secretary of State
   Secretary of War
   Secretary of the Treasury
   Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
   Vice President
4. Taft is the only president who also held which position?
   Vice President
   Ambassador
   Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
   Senator
   Farmer
5. Starting a tradition that continues to this day, Taft tossed out what in 1910?
   Trash
   Basketball
   Baseball
   Hammer
   Paper
6. Taft was the first president to have his funeral aired via what medium?
   Television
   Univision
   Telegraph
   Radio
   Telegram
7. While in office, Taft became the first U.S. president to visit which country?
   Mexico
   France
   Canada
   Peru
   Australia
8. Under his purview as secretary of war, Taft became the supervisor of what big dig project?
   Suez Canal
   Panama Canal
   Seattle Tunnel
   Excavation of Pompeii
   Northwest Passage
9. Taft met the woman who would become his wife at what kind of party?
   Goldfish party
   Tea party
   Skating party
   Dancing party
   Sledding party
10. First Lady Helen Herron Taft left a lasting legacy in the capital. What did she leave behind?
   Cherry trees
   Apple trees
   Smithsonian Museums
   Skating rink
   Washington Memorial



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